Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

Busy lately! WOW! But very fun stuff. We started our Ladies Meetings at church, and that is always a blessing! We also had a church activity at Apple Jack Orchards. Of course, we forgot our camera; so didn't get any pictures - bummer! It was fun; and we got some yummy Honeycrisp apples, a caramel apple!, and some apple donuts. YUM! There was a lot of things to do for Jack - a pony ride, a cow tractor ride - so cute, the apple shooter, and hay piles to climb on and slide down. It was a great time. This coming up Sunday is Harvest Home Sunday with a full turkey dinner - can't wait! We've also been able to have some friends over, and Jack had friends sleep over so that their parents could go on a 10 year anniversary weekend. We had a great time with them. And of course seeing family is the best, so we've been able to squeeze a little of that in, too!

Ava is now 3 months old. She went through a screaming phase last week almost like she was teething, but I think it's a little early for that! And now she seems happier and back to herself. Smiling more and more, and I'm adjusting more now, too! I had a fun organizing day yesterday - going through our stuff to give to Goodwill and going through Jack's and Ava's clothes for some other lucky young child! And just doing some housey stuff. I love a fun project that makes the house look better. Whenever I start to feel cramped, I know it's time to declutter!

Jack has started Cubbies and is learning lots of verses now. I'm excited and glad for him! He's learning things like how to keep his hands to himself and how to be nice to his friends and his teachers - that's their rules. Pretty good ones!

I'm all of a sudden so looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping and then Christmas. All of the family together - or most of them at least! Hint Hint - Nancy and Chris and Alicia! By the way, Happy Birthday, Alicia! Hope you had a great birthday. Love you!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

We had a great time up north and our weekend is still going! We built some fires in the fireplace - probably our favorite thing! - and went out to eat and went to Judy Garland's birthplace in Grand Rapids and did a little shopping. Now back home but headed to the Mall of America today - fun!

Progress with Jack - he now blows his own nose. He used to run get the kleenex and bring it to us. He never wanted to wipe himself, so this is exciting! Funny the things that make you excited as a parent!

Ava is starting to smile when she sees us. I think when we get past the infancy stage, she will be an easygoing happy child. She still gets unhappy every 20 minutes or so it seems like during the day, so I don't know what that's all about. BUT she does still sleep overnight!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Ava's started in the morning just waking up and looking around and making noises - I love that phase! And sometimes goes back to sleep. And sometimes just wants her pacifier. The formula seems to hold her a little longer and keeps her satisfied a little more.

Looking forward to a weekend getaway leaving today at some point - still have to pack! Can't wait though!